6 Best Places to Visit in Manila for couples on a romantic vacation
Are you looking for a place to escape with that special someone? Then why not hit the capital of the Philippines?
With a history dating back to the 1500’s and an interesting mix of Spanish colonial architecture with modern buildings, it’s hard to imagine how any romantic couple would have a bad time in Manila.
Once you start doing some digging, you will find that there are places to visit in Manila for couples on a romantic vacation.
Here are 6 ideas to get you started on your romantic trip to Manila:
Go on a romantic stroll through Intramuros
The remnants of Manila’s long history will never lose its charm with cultural structures in the historical district of Intramuros. You and your loved one will enjoy walking hand in hand as you casually walk through the cobblestone streets of this stunning part of Manila. Enjoy the adventure of getting lost amongst old Spanish plazas and gardens. Stumble upon gorgeous structures like the UNESCO heritage listed San Agustin Church. For the history inclined, informative walking tours are widely available to take you through.
Take a cruise along Manila Bay
Sunsets in Manila are gorgeous and there is nothing more romantic than catching a beautiful sunset with your partner in arms. At Manila bay, both sunset and evening cruises can be arranged with both options providing spectacular views of the city’s skyline. The cruise usually comes with dinner and leaves from the bayside at Mall of Asia.
Go on a Spa date
Splurge and spoil yourselves with a great spa date with that special someone. One of the things that Manila is known for are its world class spa’s, many of whom offer packaged deals for couples to have a relaxing massage together. If the massage seems short, you’ll be happy to hear that many spas also offer infinity pools with tranquil views as well as massage pools. There are other spas that offer “glamourous camping” options where you can take in the nature with your partner with the comfort of an electric fan and a cozy mattress. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa in Antipolo is a good place to start.
Dine at Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
No romantic getaway is complete without a romantic night out and there is no better place to do that in Manila than the Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel at Intramuros. This rooftop restaurant and bar offers some of the finest and most romantic views of the city, especially after sunset. The menu is a little on the higher end but with the sunset in the background, the stunning view, and your special one by your side, it’s hard not to fall in love at this place.
Take a day trip to Tagaytay
A little over an hour outside of the city sits Tagaytay, a charming little town south of Manila. The city may be fun but you and your partner will enjoy the serenity of the surrounding nature in Tagaytay. Take in the fresh air and be marveled at the gorgeous views of Taal Volcano while taking your time to eat like royalty at one of the city’s restaurants that sit along the ridge.
Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park has to be one of the most beautiful places you cannot miss out on. This oceanarium is home to a great range of marine life but the highlights here are their shows. Put on your best dress and head out for a super fun night to see the spectacle of the many shows that are on offer with your loved one.
Contrary to popular belief, Manila is not just a huge metropolis with malls and busy streets. There are many romantic places in Manila to be discovered and this list is by no means exhaustive.
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